Keep the good Giants orange vibe going with persimmon perfection

by Linda Hubbard on November 2, 2012

Menlo Park resident David Sowerine let us know that a tree from his yard is yielding the perfect way to continue the San Francisco Giants celebration and get ready to add a touch of orange to this month’s Thanksgiving holiday. “The 1940s persimmon tree’s bounty is on at 999 Olive St.,” emailed David. “We’re once again selling them three for $1 with all proceeds going to Episcopal Charities.”

Because many people don’t know what to do with a persimmon once they have one, he also sent along the following tried-and-true recipe:

“Once your persimmons ripen (turn soft and pink) do this — it’s ambrosia!”

  1. Mix 1 egg, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup persimmon pulp.
  2. Separately mix 1 cup flour, 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, 1 cup raisins, 1tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp nutmeg, 1/2 tsp cloves, 1/2 tsp salt.
  3. Combine the two mixes together.
  4. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 350F until passes clean-toothpick test.

David’s final reminder: “Share with others!”

Photo by David Sowerine


One Comment

alex November 02, 2012 at 7:28 pm

Sounds delish! Thanks!

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